Behavioral Health Inpatient Center

About Us

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Inpatient Center is licensed by the Washington State Department of Health. The Center is also certified by the Washington State Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse and the Washington State Division of Mental Health. 

Referrals are accepted from medical, legal and mental health professionals, community agencies, employers, family members and clergy. Self-referrals are accepted as well.

 Who We Are

We are the only inpatient unit for behavioral health clients in Whatcom County that offers acute stabilization, treatment and referral services, including voluntary admissions, involuntary commitments and lesser restrictive alternatives.

We are also the only inpatient psychiatric co-occurring model outside of Seattle. This model of treatment keeps care from becoming fragmented and is the future of behavioral health and chemical dependency treatment.

Our Services

Multi-track Psychiatric Program: This unit provides psychiatric and chemical dependency services to voluntary adult patients. Services include:

  • Medical detoxification
  • Psychiatric assessment, evaluation and treatment
  • Co-occurring psychiatric treatment
  • Family assessment and education
  • Social work assessment
  • Discharge planning

Our Staff

Expert staff includes:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Mental Health Specialists
  • Licensed Social Workers
  • Certified Chemical Dependency Professionals
  • Registered Nurses
  • Family Physicians
  • Recreational/Occupational Therapists


The Behavioral Health Inpatient Center accepts most private insurance, along with Medicare/Medicaid. Washington State Department of Alcohol and Substance Abuse (DASA) low-income funds are available for people who need financial assistance for chemical dependency treatment.

Contact Us

Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.